byJones, Hettie; Myles, Eileen; Vega, Janine Pommy; Waldman, Anne
Second half of a benefit for the Boulder County Safehouse, a shelter for battered women. Female poets read their own work, and the work of other women poets. Readers include Lee Christopher, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Max Regan, Thalia Field, Julie Kizershot, Eileen Myles, Hettie Jones, Janine Pommy Vega, and Anne Waldman. The readings include Lee Christopher's "Sister Margaret," Sandra Cisneros's "Salvador late or early" (read by Julie Kizershot), and Janine Pommy Vega's...
Part 2 of a four part workshop with Pierre Joris, focusing on the notion of negative capability, the paradox of relativity and the spiritual path of poetry. (Continued from 96P040. Continues on 96P042)
Part 3 of a four part workshop with Pierre Joris, with Joris and students discussing Stephane Mallarme's poem "Un coup de des" ("A throw of the dice"). Students read and discuss poems written in response to Mallarme's poem. (Continued from 96P041. Continues on 96P043)
Part 4 of a four part workshop with Pierre Joris, with students reading assigned 24-hour journal poems. Discussions range from editing, line breaks and moving throughout the space-time continuum. (Continued from 96P042)
A Pierre Joris lecture discussing the history of Arab poetry, including its development and relation to Arabic culture. He reads and discusses translated poems by several prominent writers, including Mahmoud Darwish, Abdul Kader El Janabi, and Abdellatif Laabi.